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Granby Elementary Receives Funding From Wellness Programs

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One four state school takes steps to  help students become healthier. The National Dairy Council and the National Football League are partnering on a nationwide wellness initiative throughout schools. Now the program has come to our area.


When it comes to food choices at Granby Elementary, the typical chips and candy are old news.

"We have fruits and veggie bars now, and we never had those before. And the amount of produce these kids eat is amazing." Lori Martin, Director of Food Services for the East Newton School District says.


But now the school can help its kids get healthier by not only providing better food options, but promoting healthy activity choices.

The fuel up and play 60 program provides  funding when  students, parents and faculty pledge to adopt healthier behaviors.

Granby Elementary received $4,000 to improve its programs.


"We're going to do 2....our "plays" football plays, are ramp up our recess and our grab and go breakfast that we do for our junior high." Martin says.


School officials say including the intermediate school - which includes grades 5 through 8 in this program, can also create a better pathway for kids younger to learn.


"We're trying to pick out a few that will have the drive to monitor their food, their exercise, things like that so they can actually teach the younger kids." says Granby Intermediate Principal, Bill Kirby.


The school is purchasing new insulated bags to keep foods fresh as they move between buildings on a to- go cart.

Fuel Up and Play 60 promotes participating in 60 minutes of physical activity.

So they'll buy playground equipment - including activity balls and stencils, something martin says changes traditions.


"It's not just hopscotch. Its all kinds of things. It's straddling, it's balance, they look like they are dragging their feet. There's all kinds of different stencils." Martin says.


The school plans to continue the program in hopes it will grow even more in the future.


Parents and students can sign up for the program under Granby Elementary by visiting http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/ and entering the school's zip code.

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